About Bowhill

Bowhill is one of the ABCD villages: Auchterderran, Bowhill, Cardenden and Dundonald. All were mining villages whose mines no longer exist. Bowhill mine had one of the worst disasters in Fife mining history when 10 men losts their lives in October 1931. The full story can be read here. More on the area's history can be read here and more on Bowhill pit here.

The colliery at Bowhill - Lady Josephine - was demolished in the 1990s and a monument has been erected to the men who worked there and to the 300 men who were killed while working at the Lady Josephine Colliery between 1895 and 1965. This amounts to approximately one every three months over the 70 year period. The pit was named after Miss Josephine Haig, the daughter of the Chairman of the Bowhill Coal Company. Fife had one of the biggest coalfields in Scottish Mining History and more can be read here

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mine check
check token
1931 disaster
disaster 1931
hutch memorial
hutch memorial
Lady Josephine mine
Lady Josephine
bowhill plaque
plaque 1
bowhill plaque 2
plaque 2
strike money
strike time
bowhill coal company wagon

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Bowhill is difficult to find on maps but is situated between Lochgelly and Kirkcaldy in Fife, Scotland.

aerial view of BowhillFife Map


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